“And Still I Rise”

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — Mayor Cherie Wood was visibly angry as she addressed reporters less than an hour after learning that a homeless shelter would be moving into her city.

“Today,” Wood said, “the city of South Salt Lake was dealt a lethal blow.”
The mayor first heard the news Friday morning while talking about the pending shelter decision on KSL Newsradio’s “The Doug Wright Show.” At the same time, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams was attempting to reach her before the selection went public.
It was too late. Wood was live on the radio when she found out that South Salt Lake would host a homeless resource center at 3380 S. 1000 West.
“Wow,” she said, pausing before explaining her feelings of “disappointment and anger,” her voice straining with emotion.
“As a community, we fought hard to tell our story about being victimized by the county and their uses in our community,” Wood said. “We will continue to fight this every step of the way.”
But the decision is likely final.

(Mayor calls plan for homeless shelter a ‘lethal blow’ for South Salt Lake, Mormon Church of Satan Deseret News, March 31, 2017, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865676819/County-chooses-South-Salt-Lake-for-new-homeless-resource-center.html )

Businessman Clayton Townley (addressing an audience):  I love Mississippi.
Audience:  YEA!
Businessman Clayton Townley:  They! They hate Mississippi! They hate us because we represent a shining example of successful segregation. These Northern students, with their Communist, atheist bosses, and their wish to destroy us this week, have taken a terrible blow. This week, their cause has been crippled. This week, these federal policeman you see around here prying into our lives, violating our civil liberties have learned that they are powerless against us if every single Anglo-Saxon Christian one of us stands together!
(Mississippi Burning, movie; emphasis added)
cc Clayton Parr Brown Gee Loveless
cc all Mormon attorneys!



For the Record.  Here lately YWCA Brooklyn quotes a black female each month on the monthly calendar that’s distributed to all residents.  Most of the quotes are composed by Mormon Danettes, and attributed to the black famous females.  This month, a quote from Maya Angelou’s poem (a poem I highly dislike) is quoted.
Still I Rise Related 
BY MAYA ANGELOUYou may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
cc Ethan and Sasha Bannister, and Macolm Bannister, and Nathan whose wife died in Peru
cc all Mormon attorneys

It has been argued that Camelot was a myth concocted by Jackie Kennedy to burnish her husband’s legacy. Whether or not the comparisons to Camelot were discussed in the Kennedy White House during the president’s lifetime is unclear. But the comparisons are apt and, as Jackie had hoped, the story of Camelot shaped how her husband’s presidency is remembered to this day.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is buried on a slope near the former home of Robert E. Lee, in Arlington National Cemetery, the place he so admired just a few weeks before his death.  He is one of only two presidents buried rather—the other being William Howard Taft, who died there in 1930.
(Killing Kennedy—The End of Camelot, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, pages 301-301)